Gene Autry and Frog (Smiley Burnette) head for South Africa where Gene's brother Tex (Ken Cooper) has found diamonds.
Run time 55 min.Producer Nat LevineProduction Company Republic PicturesAudio/Visual sound, black & whiteContact Information www.k-otic.com
Arriving they find Tex missing.
Heading into the jungle, they are captured by a local tribe.
Frog's magic gets Gene's release and Gene finds Tex.
But Tex is a prisoner and Gene quickly finds himself a prisoner also.
January 10, 2011
Gorilla Suit Western
Bizarre Gene Autry western that really stars Smiley Burnette, who gets more screen time than Autry. Regardless of its title, this oater is set in South Africa, but of course it wasn't shot there. A senseless plot that even by the standards of its time (1937) is markedly racist. However, there are some good swing tunes performed by young, black singers. Even the guy in a gorilla suit can't save this one. Two stars as a curiosity. The intact print is watchable.